United Fresh Start Foundation Launches The Season of Giving Back
WASHINGTON, DC - The season of giving has never rang more true than it does this year as the United Fresh Start Foundation launches its Season of Giving Back. The month-long celebration pays homage to the many charitable efforts our produce industry has put forth in support of the foundation’s mission. At the end of the day, we all want to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and through the foundation’s efforts, this will become a reality for many children and their families.
“This year, heroes across our industry have worked tirelessly to ensure the produce supply chain would continue to thrive, and that children and families in need could easily gain access to the fresh fruits and vegetables that are so crucial to keeping them in good health,” said Lisa McNeece, Vice President of Foodservice and Industrial Sales, Grimmway Enterprises, and Chair of the United Fresh Start Foundation Board of Trustees. “The Season of Giving Back is an opportunity to recognize these efforts and build upon this goodwill as we head into the new year.”
The Season of Giving Back includes three unique opportunities to support the foundation's mission throughout the month of December.
United Fresh Start Foundation’s social media channels will be flooded with good cheer as members of the Board of Trustees engage community, business, and non-profit leaders in fire-side chats to share their stories of how they brought fresh fruits and vegetables to those in need
The Gift of Time
Industry leaders will have the opportunity to be paired with community and non-profit leaders seeking guidance from industry experts, so they can better serve those who rely on their services during the holiday season and beyond
Raise a Glass
Come together to raise funds in support of the Foundation’s mission. The United Fresh Start Foundation community will gather for three virtual events:
- December 3 at 8:00 pm EST / 5:00 pm PT: A Night of Comedy featuring Tyrone Stallone, Ophira Eisenberg, Luke Thayer, Fabrizio Copano, and Jocelyn Chia
- December 9 at 8:00 pm EST / 5:00 pm PT: Holiday Entertaining with Chef Todd Fisher featuring wine pairing suggestions from Folktale Winery & Vineyards
- December 17 at 8:00 pm EST / 5:00 pm PT: Meet the Winemaker presented by Alloro Vineyard, concluding with the Season of Giving Back Raffle Drawing
The industry also can support the Season of Giving Back through the foundation’s raffle, which offers a variety of prizes to be awarded throughout December, just in time for holiday gift giving. According to a press release, prizes include $5,000 cash, a private cooking lesson with Baldor’s Michael Muzyk, and more. Participants who purchase at least one $100 raffle ticket are eligible to attend any of the three events listed above. Raffle tickets can be purchased here.
Holiday cheer is certainly in the air, and we at ANUK tip our hats to those who keep the good times rolling.